Annual Appeal

Catholic education began in Joplin in 1885, this year we celebrate 136 years of Living a Legacy of Mercy. We are blessed to have the Sisters of Mercy establish our schools and continue to be part of our legacy.

Each year, we ask all members of the Joplin Area Catholic Schools community – alumni, parents, current families, staff and friends – to support the mission and legacy of Catholic education in the Joplin area by making a gift to our Annual Appeal because your gift helps inspire today’s students to become the leaders of tomorrow as we continue to Live a Legacy of Mercy!

Our goal for the 2021-2022 school year was to raise $80,000, and have 185 gifts. We succeeded in reaching that goal with $97,242 and 217 gifts.

Our goal for 2022-2023 is once again $80,000 with 227 gifts. With the participation of everyone, we CAN achieve our goal! Thank you to our generous donors.

Living a Legacy of Mercy 

Enjoy a video presentation that illustrates our Legacy of Mercy throughout the years. Thank you to our generational legacies as well.


GOAL: $80,000

174 gifts

GOAL: 227gifts

JACS Business Office
930 South Pearl Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801

St. Mary's Elementary School
3025 South Central City Road
Joplin, MO 64804

St. Peter's Middle School
931 South Byers Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801

McAuley Catholic High School
930 South Pearl Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801